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Jackie Chan: The Myth

Jackie Chan: The Myth (2005)

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Historical fact blends with high-flying fiction as Jackie Chan steps into dual roles as a determined archeologist and a loyal general of China's first emperor in director Stanley Tong's lavish historical action film. Jack (Chan) is an intrepid archeologist in search of a mythical gemstone that is said to have the power to defy gravity. Though Jack's days are spent traversing the globe with scientist sidekick William (Tony Leung Ka-fai) in hopes of finding the elusive gem, at night in his dreams

Oct 30, 2007

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Embodies the high-stakes risks inherent in switching between multiple genres, particularly considering the story's central point is nearly lost in the process.

September 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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It's pretty, and some of the stunts are fun, but in this age of greenscreen and wire removal, let alone the repetition of certain key Chan "tricks", and you're left with a pretty mediocre flick.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
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...interminable...

September 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Turdbath

September 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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One word: Amazing.

September 16, 2005
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A swashbuckling archaeologist plagued with vivid dreams of a historical general and his true love becomes embroiled in a quest to find the mystery of a gravity defying artefact. On paper, the marriage of historical epic in the vein of Hero or Crouching Tiger with old school Chan style globe-trotting espionage sounds like a lot of fun, but thanks to sloppy execution the result is a bit of a disjointed mess. The historical scenes are the best handled with some lovely production design, suitably epic looking cinematography and impressive battle sequences. Unfortunately they are also marred by some dodgy computer generated effects and they just don't sit comfortably with the modern day plot which is straight out of an episode of Scooby Doo. There are some serious laps in logic to the story, the romance is corny and it just seems to be cramming too many ideas into the mix which don't really fit together very well. It does have its moments thanks to Chan's acrobatics and some very eye catching leading ladies, but this formula was done to much better effect in The Forbidden Kingdom.
May 10, 2011
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The plot gives way for spectacular fight choreography for the most part, and some of them are both entertaining and impressive (the production line fight, for example). I found the historical dream narrative more engaging than the contemporary scenes, which often had a faint air of the ridiculous about them (aside from the usual Chan charm, in which things go a bit wrong during combat but it doesn't pose much of a problem).
November 27, 2009
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Long, winded, hodgepodge, poorly put together, absolute cheese ball. My mind kept wandering elsewhere. Personally, I think they crammed too much in it. "Im a princess, my carriage is burning and its going to fall off a cliff! I wont jump off to save my life because Im that weak and dumb, save me jackie!! save me! .... headache... Dont really need to say anything more but AVOID THIS ONE.Directed by: Stanley TongGenre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
September 14, 2009
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This movie is really story driven. Half the movie takes place in the present and half the movie takes place in the past (he plays 2 characters). The present-day scenes are pretty similar to any Jackie Chan norm (comedy, props, etc.), while the past scenes focus more on Jackie's acting rather than his stunts. The two different styles make this an interesting movie.
March 26, 2007
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